Fiat at the Geneva motor show

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01 March 2010

Fiat at the Geneva motor show

As far as Fiat is concerned, the future is childs play. Thats the message of the companys stand at the Geneva show.

What is it?
The stand itself is based on designs from children, and features houses built on clouds and a rainbow that welcomes visitors on to the stand.

New efficient engine
The centrepiece housed in a special tree-shaped installation is a brand new turbocharged two-cylinder engine. This 84bhp unit is the first of a new family of two-cylinder Twinair engines that will eventually offer outputs from 64- to 105bhp.

500 first to benefit
Fiat says that, thanks to the same Multiair technology already used by Alfa Romeo in the Mito, the new engine emits 30% less CO2 than an engine of equivalent power. The first model to get this engine will be the 500, and it is expected to be launched in September its 84bhp unit emitting just 95g/km of CO2.

Other developments
Also on the stand are a host of other engine developments, including a dual-fuel 1.4-litre Doblo MPV and a face-lifted version of the Bravo with a 1.4-litre Multiair engine with stop-start that emits just 132g/km of CO2.

Alongside them are two new versions of the Punto Evo one featuring the same 1.4 Multiair engine as in the outgoing car and another powered by a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel with an Eco pack that emits less than 100g/km CO2.